How To Make Turkey Berry Drink
Turkey berry is a small green fruit of the tropics. These berries grow on bristly bushes that can overrun farmlands and pastures or displace native plants.
Turkey berry is a type of flowering shrub that consists of pea-sized berries. It is otherwise known as Solanum torvum and is considered part of the nightshade vegetable family.
In Ghana, it is called ‘abedru’, and it is added to stews, soups and drinks due to it’s high level of nutrients. How To Make Turkey Berry Drink
1.Turkey berries are typically used for their medicinal properties such as aiding in the production of new red blood cells and boosting overall immunity against common colds and flu.
2.Turkey berry contains bioactive phenolic compounds like rutin, caffeic acid, gallic acid, and catechin that may help lower blood sugar levels.
3.African and Asian folk medicine uses S. torvum preparations (of fruit, seed, and vegetative parts) to treat fever, cough, wounds, pain, liver troubles, tooth decay, reproductive problems, arterial hypertension, and poisoning.
4.Turkey berry is rich in steroids, glycosides, saponins, fixed oils, B vitamins, and iron salts. It also contains vitamin C, which may help increase hemoglobin synthesis. Good for treat anemia
Fresh turkey Berries(quantity of choice)
Sugar or honey( optional)
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE TURKEY BERRY DRINK
Pick and select fresh, no dark spots berries. Rinse with water until clean in a large bowl. Under medium high heat, pour berries in pan and add water. Boil until berries o
Boil for 5 minutes. Pour boiled turkey berries into the blender and add little water. Blend the contents for about 2 minutes
Using the sieve or colander, sieve the turkey berry juice into a container. Store in a refrigerator or cool dry place.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is turkey berry available in the USA?
Yes. The turkey berry bush usually thrives in warmer temperatures and is predominantly found in Florida in the USA.
Is turkey berry good for the lungs?
Possibly. Anecdotal evidence suggests that turkey berries may help relieve cough, clear our airways, soothe asthma, and deal with lung infections.
Why is it called turkey berry?
It is believed that since turkeys preferred consuming these bright green berries, they were named turkey berries.
How do you store turkey berries?
You can store turkey berries by sun-drying them or powdering them and storing them in airtight containers.
Is turkey berry a perennial?
Yes. Turkey berry is a thorny perennial bush that belongs to the eggplant family.
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How To Make Turkey Berry Drink
- Fresh turkey Berries quantity of choice
- Sugar or honey optional
- Pick and select fresh, no dark spots berries. Rinse with water until clean in a large bowl. Under medium high heat, pour berries in pan and add water. Boil until berries o
- Boil for 5 minutes. Pour boiled turkey berries into the blender and add little water. Blend the contents for about 2 minutes
- Using the sieve or colander, sieve the turkey berry juice into a container. Store in a refrigerator or cool dry place.